Sounders acquires Marshall from Columbus in trade

Sounders acquires Marshall from Columbus in trade

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Chad Marshall #14 of the Columbus Crew kicks during the game against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on August 29, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Crew won 2-1.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 11:11 AM

TUKWILA, Wash.  -- The Seattle Sounders' busy offseason continues with the team acquiring defender Chad Marshall from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2015 third-round pick and allocation money.

The trade was announced on Thursday morning.

Marshall has spent the past 10 seasons with Columbus and was a two-time MLS defender of the year in 2008 and 2009. He also earned MLS Best XI honors those seasons. He ranks 21s among active players with 253 MLS appearances and has 11 caps for the U.S. national team.

It's the third trade Seattle has made in three days, having acquired goalkeeper Stefan Frei from Toronto and sending midfielder Mauro Rosales to Chivas USA for forward Tristan Bowen earlier this week.

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